So here are some pics of the end products. Overall the cook went great. The butts almost all finished at different times. What is funniest is the smallest butt finished last and the largest of the 6 finished first
. Haven't had that happen in a while.
Here are the whole chickens. Man they were juicy.
Here's an idiot and finished leg quarters
. The top rack definitely gets more heat. The skin was almost crispy on those and the rack below the skin was chewy, but I was cooking it all for pulled chicken.
6 butts yielded 27.5lbs of pulled pork. Freezing 25lbs of it and the other 2.5lbs is for brunswick stew tomorrow.
Getting a better feel for my BWS. Burning around 275 goes through the charcoal faster. I filled the pan (not sure how much) and towards the end I wasn't sure if it would make it all the way since I cooked the chicken right as the butts were coming off. So I added a few more lbs for good measure. I'd guess is was 12-13lbs and that lasted around 12hrs. I had to fill the water pan a 2nd time.
Tomorrow is a semi full (no chicken) comp practice. Having some friends over to cook for.